The Silver Violin

Listen to a clip from Nicola Benedetti's album

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Nicola Benedetti’s new album The Silver Violin  has spent six weeks at the top of the official specialist classical chart. The recording, on the Decca label, includes pieces from film scores like Schindler’s List and Ladies in Lavender but the centrepiece is Korngold’s Violin Concerto (listen to the audio clip for an excerpt from the second movement).

Writing in the current November issue of BBC Music Magazine, our critic Erik Levi said: ‘Certainly Benedetti’s performance is beautifully honed with a particularly atmospheric account of the Andante.’

Nicola Benedetti: The Silver Violin
Williams: Schindler’s List
Korngold: Tanzlied des Pierrot
Gardel arr. Lenehan: Tango Por Una Cabeza
Shostakovich: Romance from The Gadfly Suite
Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major
Hess: Ladies in Lavender
Shostakovich: Andante from The Counterplan
Marianelli: My Edward & I
Shore: Andante and Largo from Eastern Promises Concertino
Mahler: Piano Quartet
Shostakovich arr. Atovmyan: Five Pieces, I. Prelude
Korngold: Marietta’s Lied

Nicola Benedetti (violin); Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Kirill Karabits
Decca 478 3529 77:47 mins

Audio clip: from Korngold's Violin Concerto, II. Romance: Andante